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Arts & Leisure

July 14 - July 21, 1997

I'm riding a train of thought on a track to nowhere. Our top story concerns a number of public sculptures in New Orleans. Apparently they epitomize concepts of quantum physics, in which all matter is motion. Their world is like a Tempest, stormy enough to send hundreds of metal books flying through the air in a rainbow of color. In other words, nothing is solid. Not unlike Bernardo Solano's play Dominion, a true-to-life L.A. horror story in which a journalist seeks the truth behind a neighborhood racial conflict. The Rashomon-like conclusion? Truth is slippery. And I agree. It's as elusive and wispy as a fly-fishing lure; it's so outdated someone should place it in a museum alongside ancient, clunky computers. Speaking of which, a group of Benedictine monks in a New Mexico monastery have become overnight sensations thanks to their Vatican Web Site. If they weren't sworn to avoid physical thrills, they'd probably dance for joy. Not unlike these New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, who really know how to move. Their exhibit, by the way, is a costume lover's delight. Unless you only ever wear boxer shorts, you'll love it. And if you do only wear boxers, try this article about, sorry, Mike Tyson. While we're on the subject of biting off more than you can chew, an exhibit of respected art critic Lucy L. Lippard's collection contains well over 200 objets d'art. Now if you'll excuse me, my train has derailed.

News In The Art World

Echoes of a Dancing Universe
Steve Kline at Entergy through July 15. Cara Moczygemba at D.O.C.S. and Martin Payton at Heriard-Cimino through July 20. [2]
D. Eric Bookhardt

Public Pleasures
A new exhibit reminds us why Tucson needs public art. [3]
Margaret Regan

Big Chief's Big Show
Yellow Pocahontas Big Chief Allison 'Tootie' Montana is the subject of a well-deserved show at the New Orleans Museum of Art. [4]
Geraldine Wyckoff

Pilgrimage to the Desert Jerusalem
Monks seek solace from the media after world wide web brings fame. [5]
Jessica English

You Are What You Art
The collection of art critic Lucy R. Lippard. [6]
Rebecca S. Cohen

Watch This Space
Quality trout-filled streams stream forth in the Land of Enchantment. [7]
Christopher Johnson

Ringside Cafe
The news media and boxing public order up Iron Mike's Mayhem. [8]
Ron Yengich

Albuquerque Computer History 101
Albuquerque's influence on the personal computer and the Microsoft empire. [9]
Kyle Silfer

Rescuing Meaning
The pointless shooting death of a little girl is the take-off point for an interesting play about Hispanic identity. [10]
Margaret Regan

Sensational Shakespeare
WHAT: The Tempest, WHERE: Tulane's Lupin Theatre, WHEN: Through July 20. [11]
Dalt Wonk

Now What?
A Web link page chock full of resources, recommendations, and staff picks pertaining to the subject of this section. [12]

Talk Back
Tell us your favorite medium, and we don't mean that in the Shirley MacLaine sense of the word.

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